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Grandma's Secret Recipe Pot Holders


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Nobody makes cookies like grandma, and now you can preserve her cooking secrets with Grandma's Secret Recipe Pot Holders! This tutorial will teach you how to make pot holders that will preserve the ingredients and instructions for all those precious cooking secrets forever. As far as DIY kitchen decor goes, you can't do better than this pot holder pattern. Functional and sweet, these handy kitchen accessories will be in the family for generations.

Grandmas Secret Recipe Pot Holders
Grandma's Secret Recipe Pot Holders
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Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: In an evening

Sewn by: Machine


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This is a wonderful gift idea. I like the idea of making pot holders. You can never have too many of those. I think I will attempt to make kitchen towels as well for those treasured recipes that may need a little more space. Thanks for the idea wonderful idea here.

Great idea...binding always makes me nervous (need more practice). I Would think you could use printable fabric to make these instead of ordering. Come to think of it, if you have a programmable embroidery machine the recipe could be embroidered (I don't have one yet)

I have always admired pot holders that have a favorite or cherished family recipe printed on them. Perfect for family gathering mementos, a house warming gift or just for every day gift-giving. Add some wooden stir spoons for added charm. Printing the recipe onto the fabric is a challenge however, but a great idea nonetheless.

The wall of text on that tutorial killed my eyes! Otherwise, a great project, but please, separate into small paragraphs.

I love this idea!

Sure she did. Company called Spoonflower.

You never say how you got the recipe's on your fabric.

Hello there Chicoboy. There is some very clever paper you can buy which you can put through an ordinary home printer and print pictures/text etc. Then you can iron these designs on to fabric. It's really easy to use and I have done all sorts of things - including making special photo squares for patchwork. You can probably just type out the text on any word processing programme and then print on to this paper. Then just follow the instructions on the packet. The paper is cheap and easy to find online (and washable if you're gentle).

I am making these pot holders for all the nieces and nephews with one of their grandmother's recipes on it. I bought Crafter's Images PhotoFabric at JoAnn's. You print any text or pictures you want onto this paper-backed fabric that feeds into your printer peel the backing off and it's ready to sew, no ironing! $12.99 for 5 8.5x11 sheets (regular price).

Thanks for letting me know where to get the Crafter's Images Photofabric from. I will have to go check it out at Joann's Fabric. Have you made any yet? This is a great idea and a great way to preserve recipes and a super great gift idea. Do you know if it fades away after too many washings. This would even be great to put your own saying on the potholders or even special pictures. Thanks for the information.


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